As usual, I hate how I look in photos and video, but this is a good interview video, taken at the Digital Media and Composition Institute. I wholeheartedly recommend their summer institute for any writing teacher who seeks more innovative teaching in 21st century literacies.
Meme example for Writing II
Since I will be putting together a meme assignment for ENG 310, I'm going to need examples. I will add them here with a little analysis to show how the meme works, how it persuades. So much involves pop culture references, which tap into deep knowledge that students already have. I thought this would take … Continue reading Meme example for Writing II
The Meme: A composition research paper assignment
This is the time of semester when I should be grading, grading, grading, but as a result of that grading I also find myself reflecting about the assignments given and how to improve the assignments for the next time I teach a course. I regularly teach ENG 310: Writing II for Graduate and Professional Schools. … Continue reading The Meme: A composition research paper assignment
Living so close to St. Louis, the outrageous denial of reporters' right to photograph and record in public shocked me to the core. As a participant in Project 365, I think about what is permissible and what is not as a photographer and a videographer. As one who wears Google Glass, I feel I am … Continue reading Photographer’s rights
Resources as resources
I'm making my final edits for the online Writing II syllabus and just added more to the "responsibilities" section. This section is a shorter version of an email I send to all online student a week or so before the class begins. The syllabus section used to end with this (hat tip to Steven Krause … Continue reading Resources as resources
Videos featured at Potomac Review
The Potomac Review (link is to their page at Montgomery College) is a literary journal that although it is a print-journal, sees the advantages of keeping a blog in addition to its informational site. Also called The Potomac Review, the blog is far more full-featured than the community college-sponsored site, featuring writer interviews, book reviews, and frequent posts about events … Continue reading Videos featured at Potomac Review
Accessibility issues and book orders
On one level, this post is all about wanting to use Comic Life with my classes for an analysis project when I know full well that most students will not have it. In fact, most will have PCs and will not be able to use this software outside of a Mac lab. I'm going to … Continue reading Accessibility issues and book orders
Design a webpage
Designing a web page the tactile way (an exercise from Melanie Yergaux).
Design from 000000 to FFFFFF
Melanie Yergeau shares some information about design from a coding point of view.
Concept in 90: Log 2
As you can tell from the screenshot, much got done today. Much had to get done though because I had an idea that doubled my work: I am making two versions. The one I am working on now will be the poem and will be a sample for my poetry workshop classes. When it is … Continue reading Concept in 90: Log 2